masahiko sato: I house masahiko sato: I house
apr 03, 2012

masahiko sato: I house

‘I-house’ by masahiko sato, nagasaki, japan all images courtesy of masahiko sato

japanese architect masahiko sato of architect show has perched the ‘I-house’ on sloping terrain above sasebo bay in nagasaki, japan, framing horizon views of the sea. oriented towards the south, the dwelling was placed upon the land without altering the steep ground, harmonizing with the landscape and minimizing construction impacts to the site. accessed by a winding mountain road, the rear of the residence introduces inhabitants into the first floor, with the ground level terraced into the property and second and third storey overhead. branching from the main volume, an open-air canopy forms a carport for vehicles with an unobstructed view.

without windows along the side elevations and minimal penetrations facing the street, the home solely opens to the panoramic vista of blue sky and sea with balconies and patios. angled to parallel the hill beneath it, the inclined facade allows daylight to enter each floor without casting shadows to the rooms below. dwellers are given a continuous connection with the distant islands, peaks and nature through the floor to ceiling glazing.

view from the sloping terrain

dwelling steps downward into the site

side profile

carport

view to the bay from the parking area

view from the office

kitchen and dining area

accessed by a winding mountain road, the home directs attention out towards the city and bay below

street elevation

south facade overlooks the bay

view of dwelling from the town

  • very creative

    xara says:
  • great

    DADAP says:
  • i want a house like this,it’s very simply and i love it 😀

    fuguilin says:
  • That\’s very nice

    Mimarlık iç mimarlık öğrenci proje çizim ve ödevleri

    www.projeyardim.com says:
  • Ok this is a fine piece of architecture… But i can’t stop feeling that it is in the rong part of the world! The surroundings are completely off.

    Diogo Fula says:
  • very good

    meisam1102003 says:

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